Unlike his teammate Jeremy Lin, Rockets guard James Harden has changed since he entered the NBA back in 2009. His game has gotten better. He's wearing a different uniform now. And HOLY $#@*! LOOK AT THAT BEARD GROW!

Obviously, Harden's beard isn't a secret or anything. But this GIF is still pretty awesome. What a difference a razor makes. Er, or in this case, doesn't make.

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[via Deadspin]